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First New Jersey Governor: William Livingston

(Rescheduled from 3/7) Recognized as the first popularly elected governor of New Jersey, William Livingston held the post for 14 consecutive years from 1776 to 1790. A member of the Continental Congress and subsequent brigadier general, Livingston was also one of the signatories of the United States constitution.  Throughout his service as Governor, William Livingston drew upon his experience as a lawyer, politician, and father.  Join us and learn more about more about one of New Jersey’s first political powerhouses. Presenter: Jonathan Mercantini is Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of History at Kean University where he has taught since 2007. He has also taught at Princeton University. He earned his Ph.D. in American History from Emory University. In 2014 he worked with the New Jersey Historical Commission to plan activities for the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey.

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Event Date 03-28-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-28-2019 8:00 pm
Location
Riverdale Public Library
93 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale Public Library
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